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Introduction

 
Introduction

Chapter: 1 - Introduction

Subchapter: 1 - Introduction

Each of our lives is a story. We journey along a road of experiences and emotions, passing significant milestones along the way. When suddenly, the road beneath our feet takes a sharp turn, breaking from what was once certain.

Breast cancer causes this break. Perspective ruthlessly shifts; you and your loved ones see the road differently than before.

However, we see the road has not ended–it continues on through new hills and new valleys. We know that life has done this before, curiously forcing us into foreign places and down roads that seemed impassable. Yet somehow these challenges become fertile soil where seeds of strength, love, and resilience mature and grow strong.

Remember, this is a road that has been traversed by thousands of women, women with full lives and loved ones. Women whose dreams–whose lives–were threatened by breast cancer. Women who now share stories of endurance and hope.

Beyond the Shock® is first and foremost a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Secondly, it is for their loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease and to feel a stronger sense of connection. Finally, it is for doctors to reinforce their instruction and advice.

This is the first of a series of videos, divided up into chapters and sub-chapters. These videos will provide information for you to process, share and use to your own benefit. You will learn about breast cancer: it’s types and stages, how it grows, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. More than anything else, Beyond the Shock® is a place to gain knowledge for today and receive hope for tomorrow.

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  • Anyonmous Chixk Profile

    If I have an inverted nipple, does this mean I have breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 8 years 2 answers
    • Patty Ashworth Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Please go see your doctor and get a mammogram. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. I had the same issue. The digital mammogram caught it. Pay attention to your body.

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    • tina piser Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      some people it's natural. if it's new for you, I can't stress enough to run to doctor. I had same thing and had dbl mastectomy in dec of 08. was stage 2a and it came back may 10 and iam fine now. mine was felt, confirmed by Mamogram, and again by ultrasound.. please call obgyn and tell them you...

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      some people it's natural. if it's new for you, I can't stress enough to run to doctor. I had same thing and had dbl mastectomy in dec of 08. was stage 2a and it came back may 10 and iam fine now. mine was felt, confirmed by Mamogram, and again by ultrasound.. please call obgyn and tell them you need breast exam for inverted nipple that isn't normal

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    Has anyone been treated with Neupogen or Neulasta to help increase the absolute neutrophil count when on Taxol or Carboplatin?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 7 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I received them too, and they really caused my bones to ache. My oncologist told me to take Claritin the morning of the shot to reduce the pain. I was very surprised to find that it worked.

      Comment
    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I got the neulasta shot after my first 3 A/C treatments. I was able to skip the last shot for treatment #4 of A/C and I didn't need it for my 4 taxol treatments.

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    I have in my left breast 1 yr ago and it turned out to be an abnormally lg tumor now I have one in my r breast and the r nipple is turning inward....do I need to worry?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 7 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      My breast cancer first showed up as a retracted nipple. Get to the doctor immediately!

      Take care, Sharon

      Comment
    • Cheryl Wornham Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Ya you should get it checked

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  • aliza francis Profile

    Could four months of using HRT between April to July 2011 have caused my now diagnosis of breast cancer 12.1.2012?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 4 answers
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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Aliza, I'm not a Dr., but in my opinion it wouldn't seem likely that just four months of hrt would be the cause of your cancer. I know hrt can be one of the risk factors along with so many other things. There are people with cancer that don't have any risk factors whatsoever. I had no history...

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      Hi Aliza, I'm not a Dr., but in my opinion it wouldn't seem likely that just four months of hrt would be the cause of your cancer. I know hrt can be one of the risk factors along with so many other things. There are people with cancer that don't have any risk factors whatsoever. I had no history of breast cancer in my family, followed a good diet, exercised, didn't smoke, etc. It's very common to question what caused our cancer. When I was first diagnosed I went over & over in my mind what I might have done to cause my cancer. I finally gave in to the fact that I would never know if there was something I could have done to prevent it and start focusing on my healing. Thoughts & prayers to you in your journey to wellness. Hugs, Diana

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    • aliza francis Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much for your reply,story. Sounds like you have had an arduous journey with breast cancer and I truly admire your courage and positivity. My journey has just begun, and I would like to keep you informed along the way if that's alright with you. Thank God for daughters and sisters who...

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      Thank you so much for your reply,story. Sounds like you have had an arduous journey with breast cancer and I truly admire your courage and positivity. My journey has just begun, and I would like to keep you informed along the way if that's alright with you. Thank God for daughters and sisters who are right beside and with me as this journey begins and concludes. I pray after all you have been through that life will be extra kind to you now. god bless you. Judy, Alizas Mum.

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